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Dry Eye and Blepharitis Treatment

Information on Dry Eye and Blepharitis

Dry eye is a disease of the tears and the surface of the eye that can cause discomfort, reduced vision, and potentially cause permanent damage to the surface of your eye. Yes, it can become very serious.

Blepharitis is a disease of the eyelids that can cause red, irritated, itchy eyes, reduced vision, and potentially cause permanent damage to both your eyelids and the surface of your eyes. Left untreated, it can become very serious and irreversible.

This disease has taken a long time to develop and will require treatment for the rest of your life. It will not go away by itself. With minimal effort on your part, however, your eyes will feel much better.

Diagnosis involves a careful examination of the surface of the eyes and eyelids, as well as reviewing your symptoms. This will help determine what treatment protocol will work best for you.

Dry Eyes and Blepharitis seldom disappears completely, and even with successful treatment, relapses may occur requiring continued treatment. Our goal is to prevent damage to your eyes and eyelids and maintain comfortable vision.

Treatment:

  • Rx artificial tears.
  • Rx ProOmega.
  • Rx steroid eye drops.
  • Rx Restasis.
  • Apply warm compresses to your eyelids at least three times a day. Clean your eyelids with baby shampoo or over the counter eyelid cleanser every day.
  • Treat eyelids with i-Lid cleanser twice a day using a clean cotton pad for each eye. Use warm compresses three times a day.
  • Tranquileyes thermal goggles.
  • Rx AzaSite.
  • Rx steroid/antibiotic ointment.
  • Rx oral antibiotic.
  • Punctal plug insertion.
  • In office eyelid cleaning.
  • Moisture goggles. These are worn at night to prevent your eyes from drying out over night.

Your doctor will determine when a follow-up examination is appropriate for you.

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